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2008 Zanzibar Sandra RedBlend from United States

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Wine: "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah from Columbia valley vineyards, grapes are hand harvested and undergo small batch whole berry fermentation and e...

  • 92 Wine Spectator
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"A distinctive minerality, reminiscent of warm rain on flagstones, runs through the flavor profile of this elegant, refined and powerful red. Dark berry and licorice notes also come through as the finish persists. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 900 cases made. -H.S." (08/11)

Product Description:

Wine:
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah from Columbia valley vineyards, grapes are hand harvested and undergo small batch whole berry fermentation and extended maceration to ensure the development of remarkable and supple structure and body. Malolactic fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak barrels, where the wine continues to age and mature for 12 months until it is bottled. It will then be cellared for the next 12 months before it is released." - Winery

Winery:
"ZanZibar Cellars is a small boutique winery dedicated to creating unique wines that reflect not only the passion and the vision of its founders but also the terroir of the Columbia and Yakima valleys. We believe that which separates good wine from great wine is the obsession with details and the strive for perfection. From our extremely low yields (1.5 - 2 tons/acre), to our small batch fermentation and gentle handling process, our cradling efforts are reflected in the quality of our handcrafted wines."

"We work tirelessly to create wines that are balanced yet exuberant, elegant yet powerful and unpredictably alive. Above all, our focus on high quality guides us in all of our decision making. We work closely with our vineyards to manage yields and closely monitor watering protocols to ensure the highest quality fruit. As Partners and friends, Ziad Keirouz and Glen Boyd collaborate on all aspects of the business. For over 20 years in the creative fields of Science and Engineering, both were fueled by the passion to succeed and create something unique. Today, the same drive and passion guide our work at ZanZibar Cellars. From selecting the best grapes and the best French oak barrels to making the wine and designing the packaging, everything is approached with the same level of precision and dedication to quality." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 74804
Country United States
Region Washington
Sub-Region Columbia Valley
Ratings

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah / Shiraz, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice box, dark fruit, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower